Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Claire Blog Hop

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This month's Blog Hop features the Claire paperpack.  I just love the colors of this pack!!  I decorated the bracket frame using an inspirational theme rather than a picture.  The flowers were made using the Art Philosophy Cartridge (inspiration courtesy of Cathy Derouche, a fellow Damask Diva).  The balloons, bird, and sun were cut out with the Artiste Cartridge. The sentiment is computer-printed on White Daisy cardstock in dark blue ink and matted with Outdoor Denim cardstock.

I used the following products:

My Creations Bracket Frame
Claire paperpack
April Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine
Honey cardstock
Hollyhock cardstock
Crystal Blue cardstock
Cocoa cardstock
White Daisy cardstock
Art Philosophy Cartridge
Artiste Cartridge
Silver Shimmer Trim
Exclusive Inks: Hollyhock, Sunset, Outdoor Denim
All of the above items are available from Close To My Heart

I also used adhesive pearls & a glitter pen on the balloons; Glimmer Mist was sprayed on the flowers (those particular products are not CTMH but CTMH does carry adhesive pearls).

Thanks for checking out all of our projects using the Claire paperpack.  We hope you can find some inspiration!

Jamie Blades
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Quick Cards

I'm having my monthly workshop today and these are the cards we are going to make.  This month we're using the Buzz and Bumble paper pack so I thought these stamp sets were a great choice.  I love the Quick Cards stamps because you can make a card in no time but it doesn't look like something just "thrown together." I used Exclusives ink in Cocoa to stamp the images, then colored in various parts of the image with a yellow Copic marker.  All of the items used (except the Copic marker) can be purchased on my website at jamieblades.ctmh.com.  Thanks for visiting!

Jamie Blades
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant